On Sunday, September 17, James O’Donnell,
professor in the practice of organ and sacred music at Yale, performed works by Nielsen, Franck, and Widor on Yale’s Newberry Organ as part of the Great Organ Music at Yale series. In case you missed it, you can watch the concert here.
For the last twenty-three years, O’Donnell was the organist and master of the choristers at Westminster Abbey, where he oversaw all musical aspects of the Abbey’s work, including directing the celebrated Choir of Westminster Abbey. He was also responsible for the music at royal, state and national occasions, including the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 29th April 2011, and the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother on 9th April 2002. Most recently, he led the music for the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Other events in the 2023-24 Great Organ Music at Yale series include:
November 19: The Works of Max Reger: An Organ Concert with Matthias Maierhofer. Woolsey Hall, 7:30 p.m. Learn more.
January 28: Great Organ Music at Yale with Bine Bryndorf. Marquand Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Learn more.
There are also several organ recitals by alumni and students throughout the year. View the full calendar of concerts here.
Photo of James O’Donnell by Harold Shapiro